German Directors Thomas Ostermeier and Marius von Mayenburg organized the collection of signatures in defense of the Russian Director Kirill Serebrennikov, which is the Imprint of the Russian Federation accuses of embezzling 68 million rubles. the Petition is available on the website Change.org.
The authors of the petition called «disproportionate» house arrest, under which was placed Serebrennikov.
The appeal addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel.
«We call on management representatives of our countries to do everything to pieces of silver did not become a victim politically motivated to discredit and not got to prison», – stated in the text of the petition.
As of 13.30, a petition signed by 35 artists. Among them, in particular, Australian actress cate Blanchett and German actor, Director and screenwriter Joseph, Bierbichler.
Main Department for investigation of particularly important cases of the Investigative Committee of Russia detained Serebrennikov on the night of 22 August. He is accused of organizing the theft of at least 68 million rubles (about $1,15 million) allocated in 2011-2014 for the project «Platform».
According to the Director, the charges against him is absurd, because the project «Platform» took place for the money that was allocated by the state.
In may 2017 in Sledkom of the Russian Federation said that the leadership of the «Seventh Studio» is suspected in the theft of about 200 million rubles ($3.5 million) in the period from 2011 to 2014. The apartment Serebrennikov was raided. The Director then stated that he was «shocked and perplexed». August 23, Basmanny court of Moscow has sent Serebrennikov under house arrest.
In defense Serebrennikov made foreign cultural figures 28.08.2017